Judy was in the Huffington Post! Read her blog post "Why Bragging is Good for Women"! 


Why Bragging Is Good For Women

Judy's thoughts on why bragging is good for women, especially women in STEM, was published on the Huffington Post blog on July 29, 2013. In the article Judy share some of her tips as a woman in STEM on how to stand up and proudly declare your achievements:

  • Take charge of your confidence and your conversation.
  • Find ways to brag that fit your style and still share the facts.
  • Be enthusiastic.
  • Or try my personal favorite, the pride angle.

Being HEARD - Powered by YOU: Bragging... and Building Your Personal Brand

Judy gave her talk "Being HEARD - Powered by YOU: Bragging... and Building Your Personal Brand" at the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) breakfast at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in New Orleans on April 8, 2013.

Judy highlighted the true need for empowering women to help solve the global issues we face today.  Women also need to embrace the fact that they need to change in order to take their seat at the table - we have met the enemy and she is us!  Women need to stand up and declare their excellent skills and valuable contributions - don't be afraid to brag and build your personal brand!

Download the slides here!

Ingersoll Rand Employees Worldwide Tune in to Hear Judy Giordan’s Career Advice to Women

Judy was the a guest speaker for Ingersoll Rand Women's Network... An excerpt from the press release:

"With straight-talk, solid statistics and a light touch, Dr. Judy Giordan - author, speaker and champion of women and their careers discussed strengths and weaknesses of women as a group and areas where she thought companies could step up. Her presentation “Personal and Business Growth and Development – Powered by Innovation” was delivered to 450 Ingersoll Rand listeners in a company-wide webinar on March 14.

Dr. Giordan’s talk was part of the Ingersoll Rand Women’s Network Employee Resource Group’s events in recognition of Women’s History Month in March. In the global spirit, Women’s Network Chairperson Tracy Kemp, vice president Information Technology for Residential Solutions, kicked off the meeting, which was held in the company’s Davidson, N.C., headquarters, from Carmel, Ind., while listeners tuned in from company meeting rooms and their homes all around the world."

Read more here!

You can download Judy's slides here, and click the image above to listen to her talk!

The Introverts (and Shy Guys and Gals) Guide to Success in Science and Leadership

Judy was featured in the ACS Live Webinar on August 30, 2012.  Judy Giordan as speaker.  During the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia in August 2012 Judy was featured in "The Introverts (and Shy Guys and Gals) Guide to Success in Science and Leadership."  Judy advises introverts to accept that they are indeed introverts and that they too can be extremely successful in any career they choose!  A must-see talk for any introvert!

Financial Planning, Your Career and YOU: Building Financial Security in an Insecure World

Judy had the pleasure of moderating a great panel at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA titled "Financial Planning, Your Career and YOU: Building Financial Security in an Insecure World."  Sandra Goodstein, CFP, MSFS, CSFA, Managing Principal of Goodstein & Associates, LLC and Karen McIntyre, CFP, Wealth Counselor for United Capital Private Wealth Counseling were the distinguished panelists.  This panel was part of the programming offered by the ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and co-sponsored by the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).

Download the slides here.

Preparing Female Scientists and Engineers for Successful Transitions into Entrepreneurship

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently published "From Science to Business: Preparing Female Scientists and Engineers for Successful Transitions into Entrepreneurship: Summary of a Workshop."  Judy was on Panel IV, "Alternative Forms of Entrepreneurships in Sustainable Technologies: Intrapreneurship in Corporations and Government, Social Entrepreneurship, and Traditional Entrepreneurship."

Visit the NAS website to download a free copy of the entire report!

Where to Take My Career - A Start-Up or an Established Company?

Judy moderates the second Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) Innovation Series webinar on May 17, 2012, entitled "Where to Take My Career - A Start-Up or an Established Company?" (Click above to view) 

Entering the workforce  is a major concern for graduate students nationwide.  Researchers reaching the end of their graduate education are confronted with fundamental questions of how best to continue their careers into technological industry.  Should one attempt to start or join a small company based upon his/her research, or should one join the ranks of a large, multinational corporation with well-established practices and partnerships?

What are the benefits of each approach to furthering a burgeoning career?  What should graduating researchers consider about their own personal goals and interests before pursuing a career in either a large company or a startup? 

Listen to Judy and distinguished panelists Dr. Stephen Meyers, Lead Engineer at Inpria Corporation, and Dr. Alicyn Rhoades, formerly Industrial Marketing Manager for Thermoplastic Urethanes, at Bayer MaterialScience, LLC (BMS) and currently a professor at Penn State University Erie, take live audience questions on factors that influenced their early career choices.

Jobs in Startups - Differences and Similarities to "Real" Companies

Judy moderated the this year's first ACS Chemical Entrepreneurship Series Webinar on April 5, 2012 titled "Jobs in Startups – Differences and Similarities to 'Real' Companies".  Heidi Friedman of Boston Heart Diagnostics, and Dr. Chris Palatucci of Palatucci Executive Search, LLC, were the webinar panelists.  Watch the recorded webinar (click above to view) for more on:

  • What are the similarities and differences about getting a great job in a start-up or an ongoing large company?
  • What do you need to know to be competitive and successful?
  • What do executive recruiters and hiring human resources leaders look for when they hire or place people, and is there a difference for start-ups vs. large companies?

It Takes an Interdisciplinary Team to be Successful

The NCIIA in conjunction with ecosVC released video series discussing the importance of the team when bringing research through from an idea to commercialization.  Six experts share their thoughts on how the people you choose to work with can greatly impact your success as an innovator and entrepreneur.

Judy Giordan, Partner ecosVC and Senior Advisor to the NCIIA, explains that the best teams are created when everyone is superb individually at what they do but want to work together in an interdisciplinary team, and that ability to work and think interdisciplinarily is crucial to future success.

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This video series was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, grant CHE #0920877.

Women's Perspectives on Entrepreneurship - Embrace Opportunities!

The NCIIA in conjunction with ecosVC released video series discussing women's perspectives on entrepreneurship.  Three experts share their thoughts on the challenges of being a female scientist or entrepreneur, and advise women in these fields to persevere and to let these challenges make them stronger.

Judy Giordan, Partner ecosVC and Senior Advisor to the NCIIA, explains that we all view the world and everyone in it through different lenses, and we need to use these lenses to discover and embrace opportunities, rather than allowing them to limit us.

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This video series was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, grant CHE #0920877.